The long-awaited list of the 40 players who have been named in the 2020 All-Australian squad was finally announced today by the AFL.
The best 21, including a Captain and Vice Captain, will be announced at the W awards, details of which are yet to be confirmed due the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
All 14 teams had at least one player named in the squad, the Magpies leading with 5 nominations. The Fremantle Dockers, Brisbane Lions, North Melbourne, Carlton Blues, and Melbourne Demons all contributed four players from their sides.
Three first-year players also made the cut in Jade Pregelj, Georgia Patrikos, and Caitlin Greiser.
If Emma Kearney and Karen Paxman get named in the elite group of 21 again this year, they will be the only players to have made the team every year since the competition’s inception in 2017.
The 2020 All-Australian squad goes as follows:
Gold Coast Suns
North Melbourne Kangaroos
St Kilda Saints
West Coast Eagles
The AFLW All-Australian selection panel:
Nicole Livingstone (Chair, AFL)
Steve Hocking (AFL)
Josh Vanderloo (AFL)
Kelli Underwood (Fox Footy)
Sarah Black (AFL.com.au)
Tim Harrington (AFLPA)
Shelley Ware (media commentator)
Sharelle McMahon (media commentator)